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2009 Breeders' Cup

The 2009 Breeders' Cup World Championships were the 26th edition of thoroughbred racing's season ending premier event, and took place on November 6 and 7 during the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. American filly Zenyatta won the Classic. Zenyatta made a poor start but fought off Gio Ponti in the straight to win by a length, becoming the first female to win the Classic in its 26-year history. [1]

Friday

Race name

Sponsor

Distance/Surface

Restrictions

Purse

Winner

Marathon 1¾ miles – dirt 3 yrs+ $500,000 Man of Iron
Juvenile Fillies Turf 1 mile – turf 2-year-old fillies $1 million Tapitsfly
Juvenile Fillies Grey Goose 1 1/16 miles 2-year-old fillies $2 million She Be Wild
Filly & Mare Turf Emirates Airline 1¼ miles Females $2 million Midday
Filly & Mare Sprint Sentient Jet 7 furlongs Females $1 million Informed Decision
Ladies' Classic 1⅛ miles Females 3 yrs+ $2 million Life Is Sweet

Saturday

Race name

Sponsor

Distance/Surface

Restrictions

Purse

Winner

Juvenile Turf 1 mile – turf 2-year-old males $1 million Pounced
Turf Sprint ab. 6½ furlongs – turf 3 yrs+ $1 million California Flag
Sprint Sentient Jet 6 furlongs – dirt 3 yrs+ $2 million Dancing in Silks
Juvenile Grey Goose 1 1/16 miles – dirt 2-year-old males $2 million Vale of York
Mile TVG Network 1 mile – turf 3 yrs+ $2 million Goldikova
Dirt Mile 1 mile – dirt 3 yrs+ $1 million Furthest Land
Turf Emirates Airline 1½ miles – turf 3 yrs+ $3 million Conduit
Classic 1¼ miles – dirt 3 yrs+ $5 million Zenyatta

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